HPC, Gleneagles JPMC host The Brunei Run for World Heart Day

Health Promotion Centre and Gleneagles JPMC recently hosted The Brunei Run 2022 to commemorate World Heart Day 2022 gathering hundreds from all walks of life.

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The one-day event that took place at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the capital kicked off with an aerobics session followed by a 5km-walkathon and a 20km-run.

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The 20km running competition event was held in conjunction with the 20 years establishment of Gleneagles JPMC on 15 July 2002.

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The competition was divided into two categories for males and females with cash prizes at $500, $400 and $300 for first, second and third places, respectively.

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After the run flag-off, event guest of honour Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Haji Jaafar toured the health exhibition and saw several activities including demonstrations on emergency help provided by the Workplace and Health (WAH) and Happy Environment and Lifestyle (HEAL), Dementia Brunei, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Bank Islamic Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and Dynamic Sports.

World Heart Day is celebrated annually on 29 September and is one of the platforms to increase awareness and knowledge about heart disease while at the same time reminding the public that cardiovascular disease can be prevented by taking measures against heart disease risk factors.

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The theme of this year’s Heart Day theme is ‘Use Heart for Every Heart’ where the main message emphasises three things namely; “Use Heart For Humanity”, Use Heart For Nature” and “Use Heart For You”.

The World Heart Day 2022 event also supports the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) BN on the Move initiative ‘The 20 Billion Steps Together Challenge’ which started on 1 October 2022 until the end of the year.

The public is welcome to join the initiative through the respective BruHealth application.


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